Best chocolate advent calendars of 2021: Lindt, Hotel Chocolat, Cadbury, Thorntons and more

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Summer may have only just finished but we're already looking ahead to Christmas. 

With less than 100 days to go, the biggest chocolate brands are launching their advent calendars for 2021. Cadbury, Lindt, Thortons and Fortnum & Mason are some of the big names which have already brought out theirs. 

We've selected the best advent calendars available now to get you into the festive spirit from the classic and easily affordable milk chocolate versions to the experimental and more pricy ones. 

The 2021 chocolate advent calendars to know about

Fortnum's Chocolate Truffle Selection Advent Calendar, 250g | £35 from Fortnum & Mason 

Fortnum's Chocolate Truffle Selection Advent Calendar, 250g (Fortnum & Mason)
Fortnum's Chocolate Truffle Selection Advent Calendar, 250g (Fortnum & Mason)

Fortnum & Mason have launched their fancy advent calendar to sweeten up the countdown to Christmas. Famous for their hampers, the company has just put out a Christmas brochure which includes this selection of fancy truffles with extraordinary flavours including Marc de Champagne, Christmas Pudding, and Christmas Spice Butter Biscuit. Plus shoppers can enjoy discounts on wine. 

The Grand Advent Calendar | £68 from Hotel Chocolat 

The Grand Advent Calendar
The Grand Advent Calendar

Hotel Chocolat have brought out an advent calendar with extra special treats. It contains twin packs of truffles, festive chocolate slabs and selector packs. You can dig into one of their Dark Chocolate Batons or a pair of decadent Cinnamon Bun truffles. The Cacao Gin and Velvetised Cream Liqueur miniatures are a nice evening treat. As well as chocolate you'll find an array of tipples, beauty products, and creamy hot chocolate. Even better, new customers can enjoy 9% off their first order. 

Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar, 300g | £10 from Amazon 

Lindor Advent Calendar
Lindor Advent Calendar

The Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar is a tasty and affordable calendar for those who want to stick to what they know. It contains their classic, delicious Lindor milk chocolate with a smooth melting filling in a truffle, heart or square for only £10. Plus you can get 5% off if you buy 4.   

Milk Chocolate Santa Advent Calendar | £6 from Thorntons 

Thortons advent calendar
Thortons advent calendar

The Milk Chocolate Santa Advent Calendar is a delicious and affordable advent calendar. It contains 24 Christmas-themed milk chocolate pieces. Plus you can get 4 for £20. It's part of Thorntons' impressive Christmas collection which includes chocolate blocks, hampers and celebration bottles. 

Fortnum's Piccadilly Chocolate Advent Calendar, 140g | £22 from Fortnum & Mason 

Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly Advent Calendar (Fortnum & Mason)
Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly Advent Calendar (Fortnum & Mason)

Another one from Fortnum & Mason, Fortnum's Piccadilly Chocolate Advent Calendar is a Fine Flavour Single Origin Colombian Milk Chocolate with malty-rich cocoa and delicate florals on the finish. The beautiful packaging is designed as a house with a different treat behind each door.

Up to Snow Good Advent Calendar | £8 from Hot Chocolat 

Up to Snow Good Advent Calendar
Up to Snow Good Advent Calendar

Hotel Chocolat's Up to Snow Good Advent Calendar has 24 Christmas penguins, Santas and snowmen for children to enjoy. Perfect for little ones to enjoy the treats without too much sickly sweetness. 

Cadbury Dairy Milk Chunk Advent Calendar 258g | £5.99 from Cadbury Gifts Direct 

Cadbury Dairy Milk Chunk Advent Calendar 258g
Cadbury Dairy Milk Chunk Advent Calendar 258g

Christmas isn't complete without Cadbury. The Cadbury Dairy Milk Chunk Advent Calendar contains individually wrapped Dairy Milk Chunks, Caramel Chunks and Whole Nut Dairy Milk Chunks. This one is specially designed for adults. Plus if you register Cadbury Gifts Direct you can earn rewards whenever you make a purchase.  

Dairy Milk Advent Calendar 90g | £2.19 from Cadbury Gifts Direct

Dairy Milk Advent Calendar 90g
Dairy Milk Advent Calendar 90g

The Dairy Milk Advent Calendar 90g is Cadbury's number 1 best selling advent calendar. It contains their delicious milk chocolate. The best part is that it's only £2.19. 

The Everything Advent Calendar | £26 from Hotel Chocolat 

The Everything Advent Calendar
The Everything Advent Calendar

The Everything Advent Calendar contains 24 decadent pralines, truffles, and liqueurs. The extraordinary range of flavours include Caramel Cheesecake, Florentine Isabelle, Peanut Butter and Salted Espresso Martini. If you fancy something fruity you can try the Mango Smoothie, a piece of mango enrobed in a creamy layer of high-cocoa-butter white chocolate. 

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